In short: Good course. Pleasant setting. Challenging conditions. In full: My first organised marathon so very pleased to have completed and in an ok time. The mud was challenging at times, requiring a mix of running and ice skating skills. Organisers enthusiastic and provided just the right number of stops. Would run again but hopefully not under the same conditions. Date of review: May 6, 2012
In short: Great race that was definately a challange running through the clay and mud, but excellent organisation by Dave and Mel Ross, highly recommend to anybody that like off road running Date of review: May 5, 2012
In short: Wonderful course, well organised and challenging In full: This was a really enjoyable (though hard) event. I suspect that had the weather been less wet over the last couple of weeks, it would have been less challenging, but there was a lot of sticky mud, slippery mud, deep mud and puddles. My legs feel very tired after this! Thank goodness for trail shoes.
The race HQ was great, lots of toilets, good catering facilities, lovely staff. Wish more races started from places like this.
Particularly enjoyable to see dogs allowed to run. I wish I had one!
This race converted a non-trail runner, i.e. my husband, who is now keen to look for another trail race to do. Date of review: May 5, 2012